As of the year 2017 the world no longer feels much like a hopeful place.
After the acts of terror in Paris the United States introduced a restriction which means that Swedish citizens born in Iran, Irak, Syria or Sudan are excluded from ESTA and now have to apply for a visa.
Now Iran is talking about a new law that would strip Iranians with dual citizenships of one of their citizenships. And should one want to visit Iran it will (possibly but hopefully not) be worth remembering that - Iran doesn’t see the point in making it easy for those who returned their citizenships and then want to travel to Iran…
Okay, am I sounding like a pessimist? Wait for it.
The great people of Great Britain voted to leave Europe. There is no end to the devastating refugee situation and more and more countries are closing their borders. On top of this, Trump was voted President. Trump. I’m serious.
I mean… WHAT??! Is the world insane? You know what’s worst of all? This is just mentioning a few things. There is more. A lot more.
When the majority of the worlds Instagrammers were posting their Top 9 of 2016 - I just wanted to delete my account. Dramatic? Sure. True? YES! Do I need to add that I can’t wait to leave this past year behind and forget all about it? The only problem is, I’m not all that excited about the next one…
I mean, the political situation sucks. And even on the personal side, things have been just a bit too much and too little, all on the same time.
But, since you apparently can’t stop time, or turn it back for that matter. I suppose I’ll just have to make the best of it. So I’ve decided to look forward to 2017, starting Monday.